The ongoing confrontation between Russia and the United States has led to drastically reduced cooperation in all areas, including education and academia. Many prominent programs and joint initiatives have closed in recent years, while various laws and restrictions have made the process of research far more difficult. Yet despite the decline of cooperation in this area, there are still some programs that could help alleviate the U.S.-Russia confrontation.

Ultimately, however, it is students and researchers—who understand each other well and play a bridging role for broader societies—that foster people-to-people exchanges. This later leads societies to compare and share approaches to common problems, and to increase their network of ties binding the Russian and American nations together.

  • What is the current trend in Russo-American relations in education and academia?
  • Will we see more cooperation in these areas under the Biden administration?
  • Is there demand in American society for better understanding of Russia?

Join Aleh Tsyvinski, the Arthur M. Okun professor of economics at Yale University and a visiting professor at the New Economic School (Moscow); and Alexander Gabuev, a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, to explore these issues and more. To submit a question for the event, please use the YouTube chat or tweet at us @CarnegieRussia.

This event is part of the Carnegie Moscow Center and U.S. Embassy in Moscow’s joint project: “Relaunching U.S.-Russia Dialogue on Global Challenges: The Role of the Next Generation”.